2-Day Loving Touch® Certified Infant Massage Instructor Training (CIMI®)


In this two-day evidence-based course, participants through careful instruction are trained to teach parents/primary caregivers how to massage their newborns and children through a hands-on demonstration approach using a doll. Only parents/caregivers have immediate contact with their children. The training is presented through PowerPoint presentations, lecture, audio-visual aids, discussion, and hands-on participation with dolls through a demonstration class with parents and their newborns each day of the training.

** Post practicum portion follows the training to conclude certification. Participants who successfully complete & pass the post-training exam and field-based practicum achieve their Certified Infant Massage Instructors (CIMI®) Certificate. Graduates become a part of the International Registry of CIMI's through ILTF.

Registration fee includes 2- day course instruction, 135+ page training binder, post practicum review and first year certification. Registration fee is $500 if received by early bird date (typically 30 days in advance). Registration fee is $600 if received after the early bird date. Registration fee does not include additional required texts & practice demonstration doll. Those can be purchased through Baby & Me, LLC , through Loving Touch or resourced elsewhere.

Topics include:
• History, theory and techniques of infant Massage
• Bonding and attachment, promoting trusting interactions
• Massage benefits for infants, children and parents
• Effects of touch on the hospitalized infant
• Special needs, prematurity and active growers
• Social and emotional development
• Understanding infant cues and behavioral states
• Brain development and touch
• Sensory development, touch and music
• Multi-disciplinary collaboration
• Family-centered care approach

Location The Wildwood Hotel
2801 Fountain Place
Wildwood, MO 63040
Date 6/9/2022 8:00 AM - 6/10/2022 5:00 PM (Check in 7:45 AM)
Sponsor Baby & Me, LLC and International Loving Touch Foundation
Trainer Lynn Barts, MA/CIMI Trainer
Contact Lynn Barts (314) 313-5970 info@iteachbabymassage.com
Principles 1. Support families
2. Active participation
3. Collaborative relationships
8. Quality services
Credit Hours 16.0 - Working with Families
Cost $500 early bird/$600 regular (see details below)
Status Closed